Today I did a test and measured the close limit of the 600 mm Apo-Ronar. I used a helicopter helmet on a microphone stand as a «model» for this test.
At 81 cm from the front of the Cameravan it focuses on the big screen (250x125cm). Should be able to make macro portraits with this one 🙂
Here a photo of the projection made with my Olympus OM-D E-M5 with a Panasonic 7-14mm wide angle zoom, at 12mm approx.
I have made a mount for a camera just below the lens/pinhole opening, to make it easy to make photos of the projections inside the Cameravan.
Next week I’ll get the signs for the camera, probably the first camera in Norway with permission to drive along the roads.
Tonight I have made some panels and fitted them to the bottom parts of the walls. This one hides the electrical system, but the fuse box is still available.
This is the aft panel, from the wheel well and behind. The panels will be topped with plywood, so they will totally close in the (unuseable) radiators and all wires and tubes.
The last panel I mounted. Here I had to make a hole to access the 220V outlet behind it.
The panels will be painted black, as everything else inside the cameravan.
It’s April 3, and it’s snowing like hell. If this continues over the weekend, I will not be able to take the cameravan to the inspection services April 10. At this time of the year we expect snow to go away, not to fall down in extremely large amounts. Fuck winter!
I don’t have words…
The Giant Mobile Camera don’t like snow, and neither do I.
Soon it’s WPPD 2013, we want the snow to go away.
At last we got finished, Mervi and I. The Cameravan is (almost) ready for the road. It still needs some decoration in the form of letters, as can be seen in one of the pictures below, but they will come pretty soon after easter. Now I just have to wait for someone to take away all the snow in front of the garage, then I can take the Cameravan out and bring it back home.
For now, just enjoy the pictures, and if you have comments, please be welcome 🙂
The decoration on the front side is just the plain WPPD logo without any text.
In the middle of the logo a tiny hole do the work.
The WPPD 2013 logo as it is painted on the left side of the trailer
A closer look at the logo on the left side
The front of the trailer with «The Giant Mobile Camera» photoshopped in. This is what it will look like when it is finished.
Today I’ve got help from my love Mervi. Only a few details left, then we are finished painting the outside. It’s good to see the end of this work.
Mervi is painting the Easter Egg? Or?
A second layer of grey in the logo.
This is what I managed to do before a good friend invited me for dinner:
At least I got the outlines somewhat finished, and I’ve got an idea 🙂
I’ve just finished painting the Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day logo 2013 on the Cameravan.Now I am just wondering how to «frame» it.
With the help of a projector connected to my mac I outlined the logo
Some color and black filled in.
Almost finished. Have to fill in some gray, and probably fill in a little color here and there.
The first layer of paint is laid on the cameravan. I was not able to get the projector far enough away from the door side to get the WPPD logo big enough, so I have to print a overhead slide and use an old overhead projector. The logo on the other side is smaller, I’ll just move the cameravan to the other side of the room and outline the logo with the projector.
A last layer of black paint is still needed on the inside.
The front end of the Cameravan
The left side of the Cameravan, where the WPPD 2013 logo is supposed to be
The door side of the Cameravan (also the front of the camera) with the large WPPD logo (without text)
The Cameravan is now placed indoors. I will paint and decorate it during Easter week, the only week I could get room for it. Weather forecast is not very good, so it seems a nice activity, after all.
Checking lights before moving the van. It proved that my car had foulty connections to the van, so I had to use another.
Ready for painting
In the garage, this side will be painted first. This is the Camera front.
The Cameravan will hopefully dry up during the weekend so it is ready for painting monday morning.
Here are three lens projections, with focus set at different depths:
Lens projection set at approx. infinity.
- Lens projection with focus at approx two meters
Lens projection with focus at less than one meter